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Dec 30, 2012 12:35am EST
, at the domestic mine or the port of entry, and the money would be distributed 100% to the public on equal amount to each legal resident of the country on a per capita basis. that would provide the -- that's what is essential. as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy, then people will keep burning them, and they're only cheaper because they -- partly they're subsidized, but mainly because they don't pay their costs to society. so the air and water pollution that they produce causes lots of health problems and about 40,000 deaths a year at the united states and about a million worldwide. all those health costs are born by the public, not by the fossil fuel companies. the climate costs, which are already enormous, $50 billion for new york, from sandy, $50 billion in new jersey, the drought last summer, these are -- these have enormous costs. who pays those? the taxpayers, basically. >> that drought alone took half a point off of the gep growth - the gdp growth from estimates. >> yeah. so those costs are not built into the fossil fuels, and they should be. and the way -- so what you should do
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